NOAA Ship Rainier Heads North To Map Digital Charts in 3D

NOAA Ship Rainier has begun a month-long survey of the sea floor near Alaska's Prince of Wales Island as part of a multi-year effort to update nautical charts for the area. The 231-foot hydrographic survey vessel will also support marine ecosystem studies and improve flooding models for areas vulnerable to tsunamis. “We are pleased to return to Alaska to continue these … [Read more...]

NOAA’s Bell M. Shimada – Interesting Ship of The Week

This week's interesting ship is NOAA's new high-tech fisheries survey vessel, Bell M. Shimada. Bell M. Shimada's primary mission will be to study, monitor and collect data on a wide range of sea life and ocean conditions, primarily in U.S. waters from Washington state to southern California. The ship will also observe environmental conditions, conduct habitat assessments and … [Read more...]

NOAA Commissions New Fisheries Survey Ship

Senior NOAA officials today commissioned NOAA Ship Pisces, the nation's most advanced fisheries research vessel, and dedicated a new fisheries laboratory in Pascagoula, Miss. The vessel and the NOAA laboratory will support fisheries research in the Gulf of Mexico, southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Pisces, built by Pascagoula based VT Halter Marine, is equipped … [Read more...]

NOAA Celebrates 200 Years of Science

NOAA's (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Boulder campus will celebrate and commemorate the agency's 200-year legacy in science with a dedication ceremony, public activities, and teacher training from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9. All activities will take place at the agency's David Skaggs Research Center at 325 Broadway. NOAA is hosting the public … [Read more...]